Mamble, a village and a parish in Worcestershire, adjacent to the boundary with Salop, 2 miles NE of Neen Sollars station on the Tenbury and Bewdley branch of the G.W.R., and 4 SE of Cleobury Mortimer. Post town, Cleobury Mortimer (S.O.) Acreage, 2285; population, 228. Sodington, the ancient seat of the Blounts, was burnt in the Civil Wars of Charles I.; was taken down in 1807, and was then found to stand over several curious Roman relics. There had previously been discovered in the neighbourhood an entire Roman brick kiln, and parts of a considerable aqueduct and a pavement. Coals are found, and the Tenbury Canal comes near. The living is a rectory, united with Bayton, in the diocese of Hereford; joint net value, £220 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is Early English, and was restored in 1880; it has two mortuary chapels belonging to the Blount and Wicksted families. A district council is held for the parishes of Mamble, Bayton, and Rock.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Mamble St. John|
|Poor Law union||Cleobury-Mortimer|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Mamble from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Mamble (St. John))
Land and Property
The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.
Online maps of Mamble are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Worcestershire papers online:
Villages, Hamlets, &cSoddington
The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.